Vessels off the Yorkshire Coast

HENRY REDMORE (1820-1887)

Dimensions

Height - 24.00inch (60.96cm)
Width - 36.00inch (91.44cm)
Framed Height - 30.00inch (76.20cm)
Framed Width - 42.00inch (106.68cm)

Description

Vessels off the Yorkshire Coast
HENRY REDMORE

Period

1820

Literature

X6766

VESSELS OFF THE YORKSHIRE COAST

HENRY REDMORE
1820-1887
Signed & dated 1866
Oil on canvas 24 x 36 inches
Framed size 30 x 42 inches

Henry Redmore was born in Hull the son of James Redmore a carpenter and engineer.
The young Henry started his working life as a marine engineer with Brownlow Lumsden & Co before working at the Cato Mill. It seems this life was not for him and by 1848 the local directory lists him a as ‘painter’.
It seems most likely that Redmore received his tuition in art from John Ward of Hull who in1843 had a studio taking students.
In 1858 a monumental work called the ‘Great National Panorama’ to commemorate the achievements of the British Navy was exhibited in Hull. This was 50,000 square feet of canvas and Redmore made the Hull area contribution.

He lived and painted all his life in the North East and had his studio in Regent Street, Hull.
The quality of his work was good, with a pleasing palette tending to be grey and he had a deep understanding of the sea, sky and wind. His attention to detail in his paintings is superb.
Redmore only exhibited two paintings at the Royal Academy in 1868.
He was a member of the “Hull School” and with John Ward (1798-1849) must rank as the two best painters of the school.
Redmore was not recognized until an exhibition of some 40 paintings by him was held in London in April 1971 and was reviewed on television.

Bibl: The Dictionary of Sea Painters - E.H.H. Archibald;
British 19th Century Marine Painting - Denys Brook-Hart

Works Represented: Hull City Museums & Art Galleries; Williamson Art Gallery; Great Yarmouth Museums; Huddersfield Art Gallery; Ferens Art Gallery; Hull Maritime Museum; Royal National Life Boat Institution, Poole; Clifton Park Museum.

Provenance: Collection of Hugh Mereweather then Private Collection, Sussex.

This work form 1866 is the finest example we have ever seen.
   
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